foot fault
noun Date: 1886 an infraction of the service rules (as in tennis, racquetball, or volleyball) that results from illegal placement of the server's feet • footfault intransitive verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • foot|fault — foot fault, (in lawn tennis) a fault committed by the server if he fails to maintain contact with the ground or if he brings either foot across the base line before hitting the ball. foot|fault «FUT FLT», intransitive verb. to make a foot fault.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • foot fault — foot′ fault n. spo the failure of the server in tennis, volleyball, etc., to keep both feet behind the base line until the ball is hit or to keep at least one foot on the ground while hitting the ball • Etymology: 1885–90 foot′fault , v.i …   From formal English to slang

  • foot fault — n. Tennis a rule violation consisting of failure to keep both feet behind the base line, or to keep at least one foot on the ground, when serving …   English World dictionary

  • foot fault — n a mistake in tennis when the person who ↑serves is not standing behind the line …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • foot-fault — (izg. fȕt fōlt) m DEFINICIJA sport u tenisu, prekršaj kad igrač koji servira nagazi nogom na liniju ispred sebe; prijestup ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • foot fault — ► NOUN ▪ (in tennis, squash, etc.) an infringement of the rules made by overstepping the baseline when serving …   English terms dictionary

  • foot fault — noun 1. : a fault called against a server in tennis by reason of his failure to keep both feet behind the base line or because of walking, running, or failure to maintain contact with the ground during the delivery of a service 2. : the stepping… …   Useful english dictionary

  • foot fault — n. (tennis) to commit a foot fault * * * (tennis) to commit a foot fault …   Combinatory dictionary

  • foot fault — noun (in tennis, squash, etc.) an infringement of the rules made by overstepping the baseline when serving. verb (foot fault) make a foot fault …   English new terms dictionary

  • foot-fault — /ˈfʊt fɔlt/ (say foot fawlt) noun 1. Tennis a service fault in which the server allows one or both feet to cross or touch the baseline. 2. Bowls a failure to keep one foot on or above the mat and the other in front of the rear line of the mat… …   Australian English dictionary

  • foot fault — Tennis. a fault consisting in the failure of the server to keep both feet behind the base line until the ball is hit or to keep at least one foot on the ground while hitting the ball. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

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